I Have Fair Skin, and These Are My Favorite Makeup ProductsMay 13, 2020
I’m a loud and proud member of the fair skin club. My complexion may be as pale as can be, but give me some sunscreen (SPF 100, please) and makeup that won’t turn my light skin into an over-bronzed, heavily-blushed mess and I’m happy as can be. Unfortunately, finding makeup products that aren’t too orange, too intense or too overpowering can be overwhelming when you have a light complexion. To help you stock your makeup bag with everything from foundations with neutral undertones to the perfect sheer blush, I’m rounding up my favorite makeup products for people with fair skin, ahead.
To avoid looking too orange or too yellow, finding a foundation that offers light shades with a variety of undertones is key. That’s why I love the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The line includes fair options for rosy, neutral and warm undertones. Plus, a little goes a long way with this formula, so you’ll have plenty of coverage without looking cakey.
All my fair skin gals know that blush can be tricky. The wrong rouge can take you from natural-looking to clown-like in a matter of seconds. The solution? Pick up this gel-cream blush that blends out into a super sheer tint. Start out slow with a small dab of product and gradually add more to get a larger color payoff.
Want to give some warmth to your complexion? Try this IT Cosmetics bronzer.. It’s perfect for adding a bit of dimension and color to your face without making you appear orange or muddy. The compact has a gradient of brown shades, so you can customize your intensity, from a subtle glow to a summertime bronze.
While I love a bold, bright eyeshadow look, my everyday eye makeup typically ends up more neutral. With 16 pans, this palette can help you create pretty much any makeup vibe from a light, shimmery nude eye to deeper, smoky brown looks. Plus, the nude shades work well on every undertone and complexion, including those with fair skin.
In need of nude, natural lippie? This option from L’Oréal Paris has you covered. Coconut is a peachy, pink shade that provides a sheer wash of color that will give a subtle hue to your pout without washing you out. What’s more, the formula is super hydrating and nourishing.
A great red lip is one of the best accessories for those with fair skin tones. And this bright and fun red shade from IT Cosmetics is our current go-to. The formula is available in both a cream and matte finish, minimizes the appearance of lip wrinkles and has a plumping effect.